My Home Survives a Natural Gas Explosion While Those Around are Leveled
(Clearwisdom.net) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. I am 75 years old.
One day in 2010, I was home alone on the second floor of my apartment, reading a book in bed. I remember it was around 4 p.m when suddenly there was a loud explosion. The window to my side shattered inward, and there were pieces of glass all over my room. Long, sharp pieces of glass covered my bed and the floor around me, yet miraculously it was as if the glass had eyes and flew around me. Not even a single piece had landed on me. When I regained my wits, my first thought was that there had been an earthquake, and I should go outside to check things out. As I walked out of my room, from my bed to the door, pieces of glass were everywhere. I don't know how I was able to walk over the glass in my bare feet, maybe my feet didn't even touch the floor. There was not even one scratch on my feet.
As I walked through my house, I found that the frame around my bathroom door had fallen onto my dining room table. Furniture and electronics in the house had been severely damaged. There was also soot all over the floor. I was stunned when I saw my neighbors' homes, they had been completely leveled. I fetched my shoes from among the pieces of glass, walked downstairs to the apartment entrance, and discovered that the door had been blown over 10 meters away.
Several onlookers started gathering outside. I heard them say that there had been a gas explosion at my neighbor's across the street. The force of the explosion caused cracks in my apartment building. Even some windows from neighboring buildings beside me had been shattered. Pieces of glass were everywhere. Some passersby and neighbors were tending their injuries after having been cut by the flying glass.
I later learned that the explosion had instantly caused the death of one of my neighbors near the blast. Another next door neighbor had been critically injured, and later died at the hospital. Yet I lived just across the street, and although my belongings were severely damaged, I, a 75 year-old woman was left untouched. I didn't even feel startled or upset after the accident occurred.
Even stranger, normally my grandchildren would all gather at my place on that day, as has been the custom in the past, yet on that day none of them came.
I knew that the reason such a miracle had occurred was because I practice Falun Dafa. Master protected me and my family. I believe this to be a miracle and it has clearly shown Dafa's power to my family and friends. I now understand in deeper terms that Master is always protecting me. When I realized this for the first time, I felt indescribably thankful to Master. The only thing I can do is to work hard on my cultivation, and continuously improve so that I won't fail to live up to Master's expectations.